March 2023 Newsletter

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2023 Summer Show update

The 2023 Summer Show is quickly approaching and is set for June 23-24th. We are excited to join the Food Truck Festival to create an amazing event for thousands of attendees.

Here's an update on the Summer Show:

  • 128 booths are filled
    • 93 members
    • 5 guests
  • 30-40+ Food Trucks
  • Bish's RV will be having an RV Show at the Fairgrounds too which will draw some people
  • Live Music Schedule will be promoted soon

Please submit your applications ASAP if you want to be in the Summer Show. If you have any questions, please reach out to Show Committee at

Zoom Mini Meetings

Our next Zoom Mini-Meeting will be this Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00pm. Please check your email or Facebook for the link to join.

This 1-hour Zoom meeting that you attend virtually/digitally from your phone or computer will allow you the opportunity to ask questions on any topic from ACF.

Participation in the Zoom meeting will be worth 1 credit each for those seeking more participation credits. Attendance will be monitored, counted and tracked. For more info, reach out to

Poster Design Contest for Christmas show

Submit your artwork for our 2023 Christmas Show Poster design. Design submissions can be photography, painting, drawings or any other form of graphic design.  

We will gift 1 credit to each person that submits one or more designs for the poster contest. Winner will get 2 credits.

Members will vote on the design winner which will then be used for our 2023 Christmas Show poster and all associated advertising and promotions materials. 

Send your designs by email to, or you can submit them online here:

Consider Joining a Committee

ACF is always in need of great helpers for various events, fundraising, workshops and other organization needs. Please consider joining a committee this year. You can learn more about each committee in the 2023 Handbook. Plus, for each committee meeting you attend, you'll receive 2 credits toward your membership tiers.

Next Outreach & Fundraising Committee Meetings are:

  • March 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm at 1372 Airport Road
  • April 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm at 1372 Airport Road


Spring Cleaning Craft Sale

May 6, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Grandstand Building at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.

Event set up time on the Friday afternoon/evening before the event and early morning before the event. We have also arranged a partnership with the Dahlia Society’s annual tuber sale.

This fundraiser is for our “Create it Forward” scholarship fund. Last fall when we hosted this event, we raised nearly $800 for the scholarship, after paying the building rent and other expenses. Therefore it was our biggest fundraiser of the year! So, we are eager and excited to do it again! There are 4 other events also taking place at the Fairgrounds that day, so we expect lots of foot traffic and a great turnout.

Some suggestions for types of items you can sell would be anything that is considered an art/craft supply, tool or part. You can also include vendor display items, canopy tents, tables, display stands, grid walls, etc. We will also consider allowing the sale of tools. This is NOT a garage sale for all your discarded things, but if you have an items that could be considered as an “upcycling” supply, we may consider it. Please contact Lindsay with questions about specific items.

If you’re interested in participating in this event and clearing out your surplus supplies, please consider the following:

  • You can participate at the event, sell your items, and help with customer service during the event
    • plan to donate 10% of your item sales to the scholarship fund – ACF will send you a check for the rest of your sales money after the event.
      • Items must be tagged to include your name and item price. Tags will be pulled at checkout and totaled after the event.
    • Three (3) 8-foot table spaces will be reserved for your personal items, then we ask that all participants also watch over at least one “donation” table. There is potential for additional table spaces as space allows, depending on number of participants and quantity of items.
      • You do not need to fill 3 tables – if you have less than that, that’s okay too.
    • Receive 1 ACF participation credit toward your 2024 Membership Tier.
  • You can donate (drop off) your surplus supplies.
    • ACF will sell them and you donate 100% of money from sales to the scholarship fund.
    • Leftover items will be saved for future markets or donated to local schools for art projects
  • You can be a volunteer – we can use all the help we can get!
    • Plus, receive 2 ACF participation credits toward your 2024 Membership Tier

(must help for at least 4 hours)

Next General Meeting - April 19, 2023

7:00 pm at the Country Kitchen Building at Flathead County Fairgrounds

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